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US ‘disturbed’ by latest clashes in Unity

Author : | Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The United States says it is deeply concerned by reports of renewed fighting between government troops and the opposition forces in and around, Bentiu.

The fighting has displaced 300,000 civilians, according to the UNOCHA.

In a statement released this evening, its embassy in South Sudan says the ‘US government is also disturbed by reports of human rights abuses against civilians in the areas around Mayom and south of Bentiu’.

“This fighting has caused UN agencies and other humanitarian organizations to evacuate staff from the area,” it said in the statement.

“The absence of UN and other humanitarian actors will greatly reduce the delivery of life-saving aid to vulnerable populations.”

It called upon the government to allow human rights agencies to assess the affected areas, especially in Nhialdiu, Wathjak and Nimni.

The US called upon the government and the opposition to stop the fighting.

“We renew our call for the government and Opposition to silence the guns and to end the suffering of the people of South Sudan immediately.”

It added that those who are found to have committed human rights violations should be held accountable.

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